Dr Matthew Kelly (left) and Professor Rafael Capurro (right) at the launch of Matthew's book Information Cultures in the Digital Age at the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Matthew was awarded the 2017 Niall Lucy Award for the book by Curtin University.
Matthew has been a librarian for more than 17 years and was recently honoured by the Australian Library and Information Association with Certified Professional status. He holds a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of South Australia, a Master of Library and Information Management from the University of South Australia and a Master of Information Studies (Applied Research) from Charles Sturt University. Matthew earned his MBA from Murdoch Business School and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations from Western Sydney University. Matthew has spent many years researching Australia's First Nations cultures and wrote his MA thesis on language education policy while working as a research assistant at The Unaipon School in Adelaide. Matthew has previously been a director of Public Libraries Australia and St John Ambulance. He has worked in editorial roles for the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science and the journal Collection and Curation (where he is currently on the international advisory board). Matthew has lectured on library and information science in Spain, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Greece and in Australia. He has taught information science and management at Curtin University and at the University of Tasmania and worked in public libraries across three states as well as in Australian government archives and in several large multinational businesses in executive roles. Matthew has worked as the official auditor for the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (based in Toronto, Canada). He has published research in Journal of Technologies and Knowledge Sharing, Public Library Quarterly, Library Philosophy and Practice, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries, Proceedings of the Libraries in the Digital Age Conference, International Review of Information Ethics, Information Research, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, The Information Society, Knowledge Organisation, Triple C and has contributed op-ed articles on library and information science topics in the Hobart Mercury newspaper. Matthew has undertaken professional review work for Library Management, International Journal of the Book, Collection Management and Social Studies Computer Review. Matthew's research expertise is cited in a number of textbooks used to train librarians in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Matthew's vision of integrated information delivery is to be published in 2022 in his chapter contribution to the upcoming Facet publication The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement. Matthew is currently working on a chapter for the upcoming Handbook of Information Science to be published by Edward Elgar in the United Kingdom focusing on the core concepts of the information science field.